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How to Make Sure Every Project is Good Fit Upfront

Have you ever had an introductory meeting with a client where you walked away feeling great about the project and then…

  • your proposal falls flat?
  • you get the job but the client’s...
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How Working for Myself Helped Me Take Control

Control is a big deal for me. It is one of the key drivers of my life.

Before I worked for myself I felt controlled by circumstances instead of controlling them. Most of my time was controlled...

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When to charge an hourly vs. a flat rate

freelance money time Oct 08, 2020

Both freelancers and those hiring them think about work in terms of hourly rate even when a flat rate has been negotiated. In some instances thinking only about money per hour negates the...

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Build your business around what you love

Flexibility and control over your work and life are some of the greatest gifts of entrepreneurship. The problem is that many freelancers, consultants, and small business owners have a hard time...

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Time in Crisis: Scrambling and Standing Still

best life better world time Sep 03, 2020

The particular crisis that we find ourselves in now has shifted time in a way that makes it feel more amorphous - the decade that was March, the moment of April, the year of May. The future feels...

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How to Set Goals for the Journey, Not the Destination

SMART goals: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. Google “Goal Setting” and this is the first thing that comes up. It is the standard for how everyone from your...

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How to Plan for the Unplannable

best life planning time Aug 18, 2020

We live in an uncertain world right now - no one really knows what will happen tomorrow, next week, next month. But really, hasn’t that always been true? Life is unpredictable. A year ago,...

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Calling All Hustlers

Sometimes it is only the extreme pressure of circumstances outside of our control that finally give us permission to rethink the direction of our lives, our world.

Things work until they...

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Get Paid What You Deserve

 Whether you work for yourself or someone else, knowing what to ask for when it comes to compensation is tricky. You don’t want to seem entitled, you don’t want to lose out to...
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Should You Be Your Own Boss?

 

I love being my own boss, but I never thought this was my life's path. My parents own their own business, and I told myself growing up that I never wanted that. They have been...

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